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A Journey with Depression

“Somewhere between my unanswered prayers and the realization that I could not worship myself into happiness, my faith died. I stopped believing that God only loved me if I was happy and peaceful.” Mental Illness Awareness Week is the first full week in October.  This year, Huffington Post published my article “Losing Faith, Finding Hope: … More…


Motherhood and Depression

What does “motherhood” mean in the 21st Century?  Images of June Cleaver do not represent the typical mother today.  Instead women are balancing motherhood with career, activism, and a host of other activities.  In addition, mothers are dealing with critical issues impacting themselves and their children as a result of our changing society.  This conference will … More…


Nothing to Be Ashamed Of: Black Mental Health

I was recently one of the guests on Huffington Post Live on a segment called “Nothing to Be Ashamed Of” on Black Mental Health. Marc Lamont Hill is the host.  Other guests included: Atrice Williams, Mychal Denzel Smith, Stacia Brown, Traci Campbell and Sabrina Jackson To see the recorded session, click here 


Jesse Jackson Jr., Mental Health and Life Choices

I recently wrote in the Huffington Post about Jesse Jackson Jr. and Mental Health: In recent months, there have been increasing reports on Jesse Jackson Jr.’s health.  When Jackson’s office and family revealed that Jackson was being treated at the Mayo Clinic for bipolar II, the media took this as an opportunity to both educate … More…


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Bio Sketch

Download and read a Biographical Sketch – M Coleman on Monica A. Coleman, including highlights from her work and career.


Press Kit | Monica A. Coleman

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25 Top Sexual Violence Activists: #5

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I’m making a list of my favorite activists speaking out against sexual violence.  Some are old-school activists working on the ground in non-profit organizations; some are artists; some are writers – all are committed.  I’ve been speaking out against sexual violence for the last 15 years – beginning … More…


25 Top Sexual Violence Activists: #4

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I’m making a list of my favorite activists speaking out against sexual violence.  Some are old-school activists working on the ground in non-profit organizations; some are artists; some are writers – all are committed.  I’ve been speaking out against sexual violence for the last 15 years – beginning … More…


Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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